Panasonic 18650 High Capacity Lithium Batteries

Panasonic 18650 High Capacity Lithium Batteries

Elon Musk

Elon Musk

If you follow the electric vehicle battery market, then you're well aware of all the "breakthrough" battery technology out there; heck we have a whole category devoted to it to for one to peruse ("battery tech") if you have a couple days to kill.

Truth is, most of these breakthroughs exist only on paper, to which Tesla CEO Elon Musk proclaimed during the Q3 conference call:

"My top advice really for anyone who says they've got some breakthrough battery technology is please send us a sample cell, okay.  Don't send us PowerPoint, okay, just send us one cell that works with all appropriate caveats, that would be great. That sorts out the nonsense and the claims that aren't actually true."

That basically sums up our thoughts on battery "breakthroughs" too.  Until it's a working cell, it simply doesn't exist.

If you've got that working "breakthrough" cell in your possession, then we'll help you in sending it along to Elon Musk and the Tesla Motors team.